The Body & Full Of Hell announce new collab album, upcoming on Thrill Jockey in November, new track shared

12 Aug

(Photo credit: Reid Haithcock)


On November 17th, 2017, The Body & Full of Hell will release their new collaborative album Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light. Having worked with the likes of Thou, The Haxan Cloak, Krieg, Merzbow, The Bug, and more, these master collaborators are unified by their shared aesthetic, catharsis through the manipulation of emotions transformed by visceral noise and fuelled by an inescapable sense of dread. Integrating their shared love for electronic noisescapes with abrasive, precise sonic assaults, Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light is unlike anything either has produced before.

Written and recorded in one week at Machines with Magnets in Providence, the music of Ascending draws from unexpected sources such as reggaetón and jungle (“Master’s Story”). There are some familiar guests to The Body fans, namely vocalist Chrissy Wolpert (Assembly of Light Choir) and Ben Eberle (Sandworm), as well as first time collaborator drummer Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt, Black Pus), whom both bands share a strong aesthetic of individualism.

The Body & Full of Hell kick off their Japanese tour August 23rd, and will each be touring throughout the U.S. individually this Autumn. They plan to tour collaboratively in early 2018.

Aug. 23 – Tokyo, JP – Bush Bash
Aug. 24 – Nagoya, JP – Huck Finn
Aug. 25 – Osaka, JP – Compass
Aug. 27 – Tokyo, JP – Fever


1. Light Penetrates
2. Earth Is A Cage
3. The King Laid Bare
4. Didn’t The Night End
5. Our Love Conducted With Shields Aloft
6. Master’s Story
7. Farewell, Man
8. I Did Not Want To Love You So

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The Body & Full of Hell bio, hi-res photos, album cover, etc:

It’s metal without grandstanding, without toxic masculinity and without the dull re-organizing of well-worn signifiers that has plagued the genre in recent years. This is innovative music. Chip King and Lee Buford aren’t afraid to get ragged when they need to, but they have no problem experimenting with the sublime, either.” – FACT

Brutal and beautiful, with at least one gnarly Beyoncé nod, it’s yet another sterling example of why everyone from The Haxan Cloak to The Bug wants to cut a record with these creeps.– Bandcamp

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